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    • HurdyGurdy
    • By HurdyGurdy 15th Apr 18, 4:23 PM
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    Signing off JSA for a short time
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    • 15th Apr 18, 4:23 PM
    Signing off JSA for a short time 15th Apr 18 at 4:23 PM
    My daughter was on ESA, then moved to JSA. She has now got a job with a toy superstore which is opening a new branch later this month.

    Her contract is for 8 hours a week although she is hoping there will be more hours available.

    However, for the three weeks since she got the job, they have been on training, which has been a lot more than 8 hours a week, and next week they are fitting out the store, and will be working six days, 11 hours a day.

    Obviously she's been told by her adviser that the can't keep signing for JSA, and accepts this.

    But these long, extra hours, are only for a short time, and initially at least, her working hours will only be 8 a week.

    What will be the position for her now? Does she sign back on for JSA as she will be doing less than 16 hours a week? Or does she come off JSA altogether, and just claim WTC?

    Can anyone advise what she should do in terms of claiming/signing, and when she should be doing it?

    She is a single parent of a 7 year old, if that's relevant.
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    • pmlindyloo
    • By pmlindyloo 15th Apr 18, 4:27 PM
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    • 15th Apr 18, 4:27 PM
    Once her hours go to 8 hrs a day then she can make a rapid reclaim for JSA.

    She cannot claim WTC unless she is doing 16+ hours a week.
    • Xbigman
    • By Xbigman 15th Apr 18, 10:59 PM
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    • 15th Apr 18, 10:59 PM
    How many others are on 8 hour contracts? You might find she will get a lot more than 8 hours a week in practice.

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